When people ask me what season I like best, I always think of
all the wonderful seasons Spring flowers, Summer fun or Winter snow.
But I always say Autumn.
Autumn in Tucson is like heaven.
Now why would I say this ?
I am sure where ever you live Fall is beautiful.
Trees leaves turning orange, gold and then brown.
Falling down to a crunchy carpet.
But in Tucson it is very different.
As A child growing up in the 1950 and all the way into the to the 70's
we didn't have air-condition. We had evaporated coolers.
Water is moved over fiber like pads and the cooled moistened air breeze through the house to help drop the temperature.
It works fabulous when it very hot dry weather but when the monsoons
come not so much.
So we all learned how to live in the hot muggy but much
needed summer monsoon season.
But then came lovely Autumn.
Wonderful cool Autumn.
Summer temperatures that can go up to 115 +
drop down to the low 90's and high 80's.
Evenings go from the 80's to the 60's.
Days are warm with bright blue skies and soft cool breezes.
Plus everything stays green in the valley. Nothing loses leaves except for the mesquite trees and that is not until our month of winter.
In fact quite a few plants are blooming and
many plants are fat and happy from all the summer rains.
The citrus fruit is just starting to turn from dark green to either orange and yellow.
Yes Autumn is my favorite season.
Moonrise over Thimble Peak
Prickly Pear pad and fruit
Paloverde seed pods
Mesquite pods and seeds
The best flour is made from the beans.
Desert sage plants.
Not to eat but they bloom and grow like crazy.
thehamish enjoying the Fall weather.
And just because I can here is your pretty for the start of the week.
Following with the Autumn theme,
here are The Square Ones enjoying a Halloween treat.
thehamish and Watson having fun
Oh dear !
autumn. . . parsnip
music. . . Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman